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Rock photographer’s key to success: Just roll with it

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  Sid Vicious had cut himself. That was hardly unusual. He sliced himself all the time. But this wound was seriously deep and ugly, and it was festering. It was January 1978, and the Sex Pistols were on their headline-grabbing, beer-and-spit-spewing, 12-day tour of America. Riding along on their bus with them read more here »

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Please do talk in the library! Project seeks Village stories

BY HEATHER DUBIN  |  Denizens of Greenwich Village, the Jefferson Market Library wants to talk to you. Local residents, or anyone who has spent time in the area for work or fun, are welcome to share their stories from 20 years ago or more, to help document and preserve neighborhood lore. It’s all part of read more here »

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Live auction not too lively,  but, hey, there’s still online

BY BOB KRASNER  |  Despite the help of mainstream press (Wall Street Journal), radio (“All Things Considered”) and local outlets (such as this paper), the live benefit auction held by St. Mark’s Bookshop last Thursday was not an auspicious start to its campaign to fund the shop’s upcoming move. Eleven signed, first-edition books were offered, read more here »

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Sad news on Astor Pl. as city shuts down longtime paper kiosk

BY ALBERT AMATEAU  |  When vendor Jerry Delakas arrived on Tuesday morning at the newsstand on Astor Place that he has been operating for 27 years, he found the padlock broken on the pavement and a new lock in its place. “I thought it was a break-in and the police had put on another lock, read more here »

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Loving spirit of Tompkins tree keeps shining brightly

BY HEATHER DUBIN  |  Light snow only added to the holiday mood on Sunday for the 22nd annual tree-lighting at Tompkins Square Park. Many neighborhood residents and local vendors came together to celebrate the season, and participate in a tradition sponsored by the Tompkins Square Park Neighborhood Coalition. There was caroling led by actors in Shakespearean costume from read more here »

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Polo store goes to Hell(bent)

BY PASHA FARMANARA  |  Polo Ralph Lauren is known for its subdued khaki pants and button-down shirts, but its Denim & Supply store on 12th St. and University Place has taken on a splash of more colorful flair. With the help of local artist Hellbent, the store has launched its first installment of the Art read more here »

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‘Maus’…going once, going twice!…

BY BOB KRASNER  |  Why a book? For that matter, why a bookshop? If you are holding this newspaper in your hands, you probably already have an answer to those questions. For Terry McCoy and Bob Contant, the owners of the struggling St. Mark’s Bookshop, there is no question that the East Village needs them, and read more here »

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VillageCare’s legendary night

VillageCare held its 15th Annual Legends of the Village gala affair on Nov. 4. More than 350 supporters gathered together for dinner and dancing at Tribeca Rooftop. The evening’s highlight was the awards ceremony honoring distinguished community members. Receiving the Village Business Legends Award was Michael Einstein, C.E.O. and President of Blueprint Technologies, Inc. Patricia Field, read more here »

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WINESHOP owners have cultivated a love for the grape

BY HEATHER DUBIN  |  There is a story behind almost every bottle of wine on the elegantly constructed shelves at the East Village’s new WINESHOP. Co-owners Michael Sullivan and Aaron Thorp have chosen wines for their store that reflect integrity in the creative process, and an end result they can stand behind. The couple, who have read more here »

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Monumental battle in Nolita over fate of garden site

BY GERARD FLYNN  |  Land use issues at community board meetings can generate strong feelings, and a special public hearing held by Community Board 2’s Land Use Committee Monday evening was no exception. Community residents are upset with city plans to turn the Elizabeth St. Garden, a 20,000-square-foot, city-owned lot in Nolita into affordable housing units. The open space read more here »

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